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Hey everyone,

 

It's been a while since I've posted here.  I am wanting to upgrade my video card pretty soon, but I am not quite sure which way to go.  I have been out of date lately, and I am still rocking the HD 4890 DX 10.1!!!  The one game I have been anxiously waiting for is Command and Conquer: Generals 2.  I have a feeling that my video card will not pack enough juice to run the game as it will be running the Frostbite engine.  My questions are:

 

 

What video card would you all recommend for my setup?  I was thinking of a GTX 580, or perhaps even a GTX 680.  An AMD equivalent would also be fine.

 

 

Also, will my processor be a bottleneck for a newer video card?

 

 

 

Thanks in advance!

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If may be a bottleneck, you would just have to see for yourself when you install it. I think a GTX 670 or 7950 would be a good card to get for the money.

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Just installed a 940 in a friends pc, and he has now trouble at all. It's the gtx 560 ti he's using that's holding him back.

 

What's your budget? Screen resolution?

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I think you'll have trouble getting a GTX680 for that budget but if you can find one for that much.....cool!

 

HD7950 is probably the best you'll get for that much

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The 7950's are quite powerful, I run one at 1920x1200 and it runs perfectly. In CF they dominate.

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Huh, wasn't Bosco selling 7970's for 275 or around that? There is A HUGE gain in between 7950 and 70's in my mind, as 70's packs more shaders and
overclock really easy.

 

Forum Thread!

 

*Edit*

Did not noticed the "250 is a stretch". 7950's are on sale on NCIX.com at around 220$

Edited by StefenHeif

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Huh, wasn't Bosco selling 7970's for 275 or around that? There is A HUGE gain in between 7950 and 70's in my mind, as 70's packs more shaders and

overclock really easy.

 

Forum Thread!

 

*Edit*

Did not noticed the "250 is a stretch". 7950's are on sale on NCIX.com at around 220$

I looked at tons of reviews when I was upgrading, in benchmarks they are almost identical in performance.

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